Former Kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso has called on electorates in Kano state to disregard fake news and cheap propaganda allegedly being peddled by the incumbent governor, Umar Ganduje to tarnish his reputation and that of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Abba Yusuf.
Kwankwaso in a statement on Sunday alleged that governor Ganduje had contracted some media outfits to do so ahead of the supplementary election in the state in a bid to spite the voters against his party and its candidate.
Abba Yusuf, a former commissioner of Works, Housing & Transport Kano state is leading in the election as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after polling 1,014,474 votes, while Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 987,819 votes leaving a difference of 26,655. votes.
“It has come to my attention that the Ganduje led administration has contracted some media outlets with the sole aim of tarnishing my reputation, that of our gubernatorial candidate and our party’s image before the re-run elections scheduled for March 23rd 2018,” he said.
He, therefore, reinstate his commitment to the welfare of the people.
“One media outfit released a false report two days ago and will continue to peddle lies on the candidature of Abba Kabir Yusuf and my humble self in order to spite the electorate against us. While we reaffirm our commitment to the common man & promise to always act in his interest.
“I urge the general public to disregard these fake news and cheap propaganda. The people of Kano State, our opponents inclusive, can attest to our commitment to sincerely act in the best interest of the people, always. Our records speak loud and clear,” he added.